Posted on 13/01/2012
Wildfire devastates Surrey - can we avoid this future headline?
Surrey has more trees than any other county in England. While today wildfire is not considered by most people as a major problem, our changing climate may alter the way we think about, and deal with, the threat of wildfire. Not only have the planting of non-native trees and grasses created a flammable landscape, but also in addition to the destruction of property and infrastructure, we face a threat to our water supplies from post-fire erosion and other effects.
In this lecture Professor Andrew Scott will consider the reality of this scenario based on his fire research both on modern and ancient fire systems and on forward modelling.
General Interest Lecture: 20 March 2012, 6.15pm, Windsor Building Auditorium
Admission free, all welcome, no booking necessary. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Windsor Building Foyer.